STYLE: Gospel RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 6791-1239 LABEL: Elektra 9626902 FORMAT: CD Album RRP: £13.99
Reviewed by Steve Best
Released back in 2001, but only now available in the UK record shops, this super-smooth soul delight appears on the mainstream Elektra imprint of EastWest Records, and I hardly need say that it simply oozes quality. If I tell you that producer credits include the legendary Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis (SOS Band, Janet Jackson and Alexander O‘Neal), Warryn Campbell (Mary Mary) and Kevin Bond, you can guess at the results. Lush ballads (opener “Never Give Up”), slinky sassy workouts (“Fo’ Sho’”) and gospel-soaked testimonies (“Thank You”) rub shoulders with exquisite pop and even an appearance by rapper T-Bone on the closer “I’m Thankful”. Pure class from start to finish and a set that ensures that Yolanda’s star remains firmly in the ascendancy.
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